1. Hurrah... the mighty Kelvingrove Cafe in Glasgow’s Finnieston returns with a new and fresh look and an all-new singing and dancing small plates menu. Biased I may be, but Big Barry and waitress extraordinaire Ashleigh are on hand to make socialising as safe and fun as it’s possible to be. The KC is a beloved part of The Finnieston Strip and is at once an important part of the night-time economy and a local to those of us who make our home in Glasgow Kelvin. It’s also a lovely spot for the discerning visitor from other parts of Alba. Barry and the team have spent a small fortune making the premises as Covid-safe as possible, with hands-free menus, masked staff, immaculately clean restrooms and socially distanced tables.

2. Enjoy Glasgow Science Festival from your sofa. This year it offers a free digital hands-on programme of activities, talk shows and more, designed to entertain and inspire. Today you can find out about edible cells, how to make your own soap and there are CSI-style investigations for kids to do at home. For all the information and shows please go to http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk

3. Set up after the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh during the 2005 G20 meeting, the Edinburgh World Justice Festival aims to raise the profile of international justice and development issues with a series of talks and events. On Thursday, Oil On Their Hands is an event which looks at indigenous communities, whose lands in the Peruvian Amazon have been contaminated by multinational oil companies for 50 years. For all details of the festival and events please go to www.ewjf.org.uk/programme 

4. A favourite time of the year for every book lover is the Wigtown Book Festival, which this year of course has gone online. There are lots of fantastic events, but a standout today is a children’s story about life in ancient Rome. Kids will be encouraged to step back in time and explore what life was like for the ancient Romans. This certainly puts a whole new perspective on how good we’ve got it. A free event. Head to www.wigtownbookfestival.com/programme/event/428296061

5. The Big Feed is back this weekend. Head down to Scotland’s biggest indoor licensed street food market and enjoy retro arcade games, balloon twisters and a huge outdoors seating area and loads of stalls with yummy food from independent sellers. It’s on today from 12-7pm at 249 Govan Road Details of the event available at www.big-feed.com

6. Here’s a chance to experience life in Edinburgh on the brink of the 1745 Rising. In September 1745, Charles Edward Stuart led the Jacobite army into Edinburgh to stay for six weeks. What was life in the Scottish capital like then? Join the Battle of Prestonpans Heritage Trust for this online halfday event to experience the music and stories of the time. Tickets and info at eventbrite.

7. Glasgow’s Women’s Library, that most wonderful of establishments, provider of books and feminism and cake, is launching a new online initiative Seeing Things. The first online Seeing Things event on Zoom takes place on Tuesday and I hope you’ll join volunteers to hear reactions, and share yours, to the Women In Motion: Shorts Programme, a special collection of short films directed by women and exploring women’s relationship to place, ancestry and their physical selves. The films can be viewed online as part of the Take One Action film festival. For how it works and all the gen head to